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A Level English Literature

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title English Literature A Level
Code ET
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

While you avidly read a new book, do you ask yourself, ‘What else has this author written?’

Or do you ever wonder what were the ideas of the period that made the writer think this way? What did reviewers think of this book when it was first published? If so, English Literature is a course you will find particularly attractive. 

Examined Topics 

During your study of English Literature, you will study eight texts, while being encouraged to read independently, widely and in-depth. This will cover the study of all three genres: Poetry, Drama and Prose across a range of periods. These will include a selection of Contemporary Poetry written Post2000, the Romantic John Keats, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and the thematic exploration of either ‘Science and Society’ or ‘Women and Society’ in the novel. Coursework forms part of this A level course and the theme is Belonging.

Creative Writing

The English Literature course does not include creative writing. If you would like to be writing creatively, then take a look at our other English courses or Film Studies course.


"I love class debates where you can hear the ideas and interpretations of your classmates and compare and share them with your own thoughts." Ania Vinogradov, English Literature student.

 

Details

Component 1
Drama
Students study:
  • One Shakespeare play and one other drama from either tragedy or comedy – both texts may be selected from one or both of these categories.
  • Critical essays related to the selected Shakespeare play. Students’ preparation is supported by Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology – Tragedy or Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology – Comedy.
Component 2
Prose
Students study: Two prose texts from a chosen theme. At least one of the prose texts must be pre-1900.

Component 3
Poetry
Students study:
  • Poetic form, meaning and language
  • a selection of post-2000 specified poetry and
  • a specified range of poetry from either
  • a literary period (either pre- or post-1900) or
  • a named poet from within a literary period.

How will it be delivered?


Entry requirements

GCSE grade 6 in English Language AND English Literature.

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